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Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology

Loughlin, Gerard



The following text is taken from the publisher's website. "Gerard Loughlin is one of the leading theologians working at the interface between religion and contemporary culture. In this exceptional work, he uses cinema and the films it shows to think about the church and the visions of desire it displays. Discusses various films, including the Alien quartet, Christopher Nolan's Memento, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth and Derek Jarman's The Garden. Draws on a wide range of authors, both ancient and modern, religious and secular, from Plato to Levinas, from Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to André Bazin and Leo Bersani. Uses cinema to think about the church as an ecclesiacinema, and films to think about sexual desire as erotic dispossession, as a way into the life of God. Written from a radically orthodox Christian perspective, at once both Catholic and critical."


Loughlin, G. (2003). Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology. Blackwell

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date 2003-11
Deposit Date Nov 10, 2008
Publisher Blackwell
Series Title Challenges in contemporary theology
ISBN 06312117993
Keywords Religion, Contemporary culture, Erotic dispossession.
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